Ideafest, March 7-12

UVic Libraries is hosting/presenting three Ideafest events this year:

Graphic ideas @ UVic, March 7, 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library, room A025

If you love graphic novels, comics or cartoons, join us for a comic book fair with presentations from students, profs and… visitors! Come with your favourite graphic work for a discussion between readers and creators about graphic art. And bring your own graphic ideas: paper and markers will be on hand for your creative expression.

Retro computing in the library, March 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library, room 129

Relive the computing experience of yesteryear at this drop-in exhibit featuring old computers, consoles and software. Get hands-on with old operating systems, productivity applications and games. Informal talks, demonstrations and a display of early 1980s computer graphics from the University Archives will round out this event. Bring in your old 5.25” and 3.5” floppy disks and see how much data our digital forensics team can recover!

From papyrus to pixels: The (ongoing) history of the book, March 12, 10:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library, room A003

The ongoing history of the book has something for everyone. With a range of activities for people of all ages, you can see 1000-year-old manuscripts, make your own ink and explore the history of the book — from Egyptian papyrus to the pixels of today's e-readers. Stories shape us — come find out how they've been preserved and passed on through history.